Texas Fishing Report, January 30

Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 22:54 - Written by

NORTHEAST

ATHENS: Water clear; 46-49 degrees; 0.52’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and Scroungers with Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait.

BOB SANDLIN: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 4.15’ low. Black bass are good on Rat-L-Traps and Colorado blade white spinnerbaits. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on cut shad and trotlines.

*BRIDGEPORT: Water clear, 45-48 degrees; 20.78’ low. Black bass are slow on suspending jerkbaits and lipless crankbaits. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs. Channel catfish are fair on trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake.

*CADDO: Water stained; 47-51 degrees; 0.80’ high. Black bass are fair on Rat-L-Traps, weightless Flukes and white spinnerbaits. White and yellow bass are slow on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

CEDAR CREEK: Water clear; 44-49 degrees; 3.57’ low. Black bass are fair on spinnerbaits, bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. White bass are fair on slabs. Hybrid striper are fair on minnows. Crappie are good on white jigs. Catfish are slow on cut shad.

COOPER: Water clear; 61-65 degrees; 12.32’ low. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and chartreuse jigs. White bass are fair on slab and minnows. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

FORK: Water clear; 47-51 degrees; 4.61’ low. Black bass are fair on suspending jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and Rat-L-Traps. Yellow bass and white bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near bridges. Catfish are slow on prepared bait.

*LAKE O’ THE PINES: Water lightly stained; 46-51; degrees; 0.30’ high. Black bass are good on bladed jigs and hollow body swimbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines. Special regulations are in effect for boaters and anglers on this lake.

*LAVON: Water lightly stained; 45-50 degrees; 12.35’ low. Black bass are slow on black/blue flipping jigs and Xcite Raptor Craw Jrs in pumpkin. White bass are slow on minnows and slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and trotlines.

MARTIN CREEK: Water clear; 68-72 degrees; 0.16’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse spinnerbaits and squarebill crankbaits in shad patterns. Crappie are good on white jigs and minnows. White bass are good on minnows. Catfish are slow on trotlines and nightcrawlers.

MONTICELLO: Water fairly clear; 55-60 degrees; 0.60’ high. Black bass are good on black and blue flipping jigs and creature baits around stumps. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.

PALESTINE: Water clear; 44-49 degrees; 0.18’ low. Black bass are slow on red Rat-L-Traps and Xcite XB-1 crankbaits in natural shad. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs. Hybrid striper are good on slabs. White bass are good on jigs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and chicken livers.

RICHLAND CHAMBERS: Water lightly stained; 44-49 degrees; 7.10’ low. Black bass are fair on football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White bass are slow on jigs. Hybrid striper are fair on slabs and minnows. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

TAWAKONI: Water stained; 44-49 degrees; 9.08’ low. Black bass are fair on green pumpkin flipping jigs, Rapala Shad Raps and white spinnerbaits. Umbrella rigs are effective later in the day near the dam. Crappie are slow on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Striped bass and hybrid striper are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on cut shad.

*TEXOMA: Water clear; 45-49 degrees; 8.02’ low. Black bass are slow on shakyheads and drop shot finesse worms near deeper points. Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are slow on cut shad and trotlines. Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Anglers will need to drain all water from their boats before leaving the lake.

SOUTHEAST

LIVINGSTON: Water fairly clear; 53-57 degrees; 0.22' high. Black bass are fair to good on soft plastics and spinnerbaits early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are good on minnows. Blue catfish are good on juglines baited with shad. Yellow catfish are slow.

SAM RAYBURN: Water murky; 54-58 degrees; 3.84' low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are fair on live minnows and Li'l Fishies. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are slow. Catfish are good on frozen shrimp and nightcrawlers.

TOLEDO BEND: Water murky; 52-56 degrees; 3.16' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse crankbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on minnows. Crappie are fair on minnows and blue tube jigs over brush piles. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers, shrimp, and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.